The epitome of a stereotypical gay man.
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The earliest periodical anywhere to use 'Gay' in its title. The local doctor Marian in Story of Seasons is the first openly gay character in the Harvest Moon series. A startled John John Larroquette begins questioning his sexuality after another male alcoholic visits to make amends. Crope and Tibbett of Wicked are two flamboyant gay guys who swoon over men and love the theatre.
Intended for a 'mainstream' gay audience it reflected cautious reformism, defending the rights and normalcy of a constituency living in a hostile environment. Put characters through hell, sure, but do it without falling into the traps of predictable cliches.